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A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

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Raymond Starkey
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When Dallas FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway violates serial killer Raymond Starkey's civil rights during an unorthodox arrest, Starkey goes free and Mackelway is demoted to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque. His first day on the job, Mackelway investigates the murder of a traveling salesman Harold Speck, which turns out to be the first of three seemingly random killings. Or perhaps they are not random at all; the last to die is Mackelway's nemesis, Raymond Starkey. The assignment consumes him. His past mistakes haunt him. His head throbs constantly as he tries to find the link between the victims that will lead him to their killer. The case becomes increasingly gruesome and patently personal. This does not go unnoticed by his unflappable partner Fran Kulok, who knows of Mackelway's past and the demons that afflict him. Like Mackelway, she becomes drawn into the labyrinth of chilling clues, all of which point to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan. O'Ryan clearly has a connection to ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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27 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nulti osumljičeni  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,446,375 (USA) (27 August 2004)

Gross:

$8,712,564 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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When Mackelway and Kulok (Eckhart and Moss) visit the home O'Ryan (Kingsley) grew up in, the haunting melody one of the home's residents is playing on the piano is Chopin's Nocturne Opus 55 No 1. See more »

Goofs

As Agent Mackelway follows the patient that asked him about the 50-foot fish, he, Mackelway, puts some paper into his left jacket pocket. When the shot changes, he's holding the paper in his right hand. At the next shot, the paper is gone. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Mackelway: Where's the boy?
Benjamin O'Ryan: The boy is in pieces under the bed.
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The opening Paramount logo is brown (to resemble the desert) and the water in the Intermedia logo is black. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 28 August 2004 (2004) See more »

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Nocturne Opus 55, No. 1, F Minor
(1843)
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Fryderyk Francois Chopin)
Performed by John H. Skehan III
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Stylish Serial-Killer Movie
6 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed the stylish way this serial-killer movie was presented. It also gets high points for keeping ones interest all the way.

Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kisnley are very good. Kinslgey, unfortunately, doesn't appear until over halfway through but made up for his lack of screen time with an intense performance. He's good at that sort of thing (see "Sexy Beast" for another recent example.)

The story, claimed to be a true one out of U.S. military files, is still a bit "suspect" to me, because I know Hollywood's hatred for the military, but this could be true. Perhaps there was just a project, but I am also skeptical of these ESP-type stories which the film world loves to promote, along with any kind of occult theory.

Nonetheless, this is a very interesting film, nicely shot and an underrated one since it never got much publicity. If you like crimes movies, this movie is one to check out.


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